Build Cost Effective and Resilient IT Infrastructure via Virtualization Print

ImageRegardless of company size, IT has become an indispensable part of running successful business operations.

Most of the time, IT means only purchasing software together with expensive servers. Over the years, typical SME IT infrastructure consists of a mixture of old and new servers and plus a mess of software. Furthermore, SME has no simple and resilient IT infrastructure that safeguards their mission critical servers that their day-to-day operations are rely on. Would it be great if a simple IT setup can come with cost saving, scalability, investment protection and even high availability (HA) or fault tolerance (FT) in mind?

Virtualization is the answer. In layman terms, server virtualization means consolidating many physical servers into a few powerful servers reserving their individual functionality to the end users. (Yes, from the users' point of view, there exists a number of servers in the company environment but practically there is only one or a few servers.)

Server Virtualization brings the following advantages:

  1. Cost Saving: In terms of physical server investment, energy consumption and server management, virtualization has obvious advantages.

  2. Software Investment Protection: SME owners are usually frustrated by being forced to change their hardware or operating systems due to hardware failure or obsolete in software. Hardware and software are strongly tied. Virtualization frees them by transforming the Operating Systems and software into hardware independent entity. This prolongs the software life cycle and makes a system easy to be ported.

  3. Backup and Replication: Virtualization makes backup of whole system becomes much more easy -- the restoration becomes a snap. With proper planning of backup or replication strategy, critical systems can be easily ported or rebuilt in a very short period of time compared to any of traditional methods. Disaster receovery made easy!

  4. High Availability: High availability no longer means expensive cluster hardware investment with expensive licensing in software. Virtualization empowers business owners to have HA in surprisingly low cost by using appropriate SAN (Storage Area Network).

Would like to know what we can offer, please tell us your IT challenges and see how we can help you through VMware Virtualization Technology or Microsoft Hyper-V Technology.

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